Masanori Kitaichi

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BACKGROUND In 2002 the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) defined seven specific entities, and provided standardized terminology and diagnostic criteria. In addition, the historical "gold standard" of histologic diagnosis was replaced by a multidisciplinary approach.(More)
OBJECTIVE SR-PSOX/CXCL16 is a transmembrane chemokine and is implicated in activated CD8+ T cell trafficking. In the present study, we examined the expression pattern of SR-PSOX/CXCL16 in the heart and investigated a potential role of SR-PSOX/CXCL16 in inflammatory valvular heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Initial expression of SR-PSOX/CXCL16 in murine(More)
Subepithelial-layer thickening, a pathological feature of airway remodelling, is present in cough-variant asthma. In bronchial biopsy samples we found mean subepithelial-layer thickness was 7.1 (SE 0.4) microm in patients with cough-variant asthma, 8.6 (0.4) microm in patients with classic asthma with wheezing, and 5.0 (0.2) microm in healthy controls.(More)
We have demonstrated the expression of thyrotropin receptor (TSH-R) in thyroid neoplasms (13 adenomas, 21 papillary carcinomas, two follicular carcinomas) and adjacent normal thyroid using the monoclonal antibody against human TSH-R and have also demonstrated a relationship between prognostic scores and the expression of TSH-R. Among the adenomas, eight(More)
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG)/angiocentric immunoproliferative lesions (AIL) consist of angiocentric and angiodestructive lymphoreticular proliferation predominantly involving the lungs and other extranodal sites, such as the central nervous system (CNS). This clinical entity is considered as a B cell process related to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)(More)
Chronic fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) can be divided into two main types: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a steroid-resistant and progressive disease with a median survival of 2-3 years, and idiopathic non-specific interstitial pneumonia (INSIP), a steroid-sensitive and non-progressive autoimmune disease. Although the clinical(More)
The parenchymal lung diseases caused by metal inhalation include interstitial fibrosis, giant cell interstitial pneumonitis, chemical pneumonitis, and granulomatous disease, among others. We reported two cases of granulomatous lung disease with occupational exposure to metal dusts other than beryllium. They had worked in the battery manufacturing industry(More)
We here reported a 54-year-old female patient with Crow-Fukase syndrome associated with pulmonary plasmacytoma. She was found to have scattered tumor in 1990. Although the tumor had slowly grown for the last 10 years, she showed no clinical symptoms. Numbness and weakness of lower extremities began in June 1999, and she was referred to Kyoto University(More)
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